NAOMI (1)
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נָעֳמִי (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: nay-O-mee (English), nie-O-mee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband, Naomi took the name Mara (see Ruth 1:20). Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Noemin (Biblical Greek), Na'omi (Biblical Hebrew), Noemi (Biblical Latin), Noemi (Czech), Noémie (French), Noemi (Italian), Noemí, Noêmia (Portuguese), Noemí, Nohemi (Spanish)
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